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    Adam Walker

    Adam Walker

    Pos: 1B/LF

    Ht./Wt.: 6'5"/ 225lbs

    B/T: R/R

    Drafted: 2012 - 97th overall out of Jacksonville University

    Junior Season: Hit .343 w/ a .426 OBP, 14 doubles, 12 home runs and surprisingly for a guy his size 19 stolen bases

    From MLB Scouting Report:

    The son of a former NFL running back, Walker looks the part of a future slugger. The question is if he has the baseball skills to get there. There's no question about his pop at the plate. He might have as much raw power as anyone in the Draft class, with some scouts giving him an 80 on the 20-80 scouting scale. He also has a very good approach to hitting, though his hitting instincts lag behind. That leaves some wondering if he'll learn to tap into that power consistently enough against advanced pitching. A big, physical specimen, Walker has played both first base and the outfield. His arm is well below average, and while some think he could handle playing left field, his defensive home is up in the air. He draws comparisons to Giancarlo Stanton, both in body type and power potential, but there is some concern that he's a Ferrari with a VW engine.


    Will begin his Professional career in Elizabethton

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    had this in a previous thread on Adam....rated 59th by BAmerica
    3 yrs @ Jacksonville
    168 gms 644ABs .359/.441/.635 w/51doubles 2 triples 41HR 174rbi 184k 88bb 40/41sb

    Only bad thing from that stat line is his Ks but he got better every yr
    74 in 192ABs as frosh for 33.6K%
    63 in 242Abs as soph for 22% Ks
    47 in 210ABs as junior for 19.4% Ks

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    starting to heat up....getting used to wood bats??
    3rd straight 2 hit game....6-14 over last 3 w/2doubles hr 6rbi
    think he's gonna be a huge masher

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    first 10gms 7/42 .167/.222/.310 6r 1double 1triple 1hr 6rbi 16k 3bb
    last 10gms 13/42 .310/.371/.571 10r 3doubles 1triples 2hr 11rbi 16k 3bb

    RISP thru 20gms 10/29 .345/.406/.621 3doubles 1triple 1hr 15rbi 8k 2bb

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    Next 10 gms
    10/38 .263/.317/.342 HR 7rbi 7runs 11k 3bb

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    Lack of contact again Appy league arms isn't a good sign.

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    He has a big swing. Will likely succeed in another org,where they don't overly frown on swings/misses, then tinker with the batter to hit it the other way.

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    See BamBam Rams. Now toiling in another season at FM, he's now an outfielder, perhaps starting to get it after a .105 pre-break. Still strikes out some. Am sure they've mucked around with him. Won't be long and he'll be gone. Twins have a habit of weeding out big swing guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ed View Post
    See BamBam Rams. Now toiling in another season at FM, he's now an outfielder, perhaps starting to get it after a .105 pre-break. Still strikes out some. Am sure they've mucked around with him. Won't be long and he'll be gone. Twins have a habit of weeding out big swing guys.
    Breaking balls have a better habit and more success in weeding out big swing/low contact guys.
    Papers...business papers.

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    finished July w/25gms 101ABs .297/.355/.564 23runs 4doubles triple 7HR 26RBI 30k 8bb
    3rd in HR w/8
    3rd in RBI w/32 (behind teammates Jimmez 34, Keplars 33)
    Tied 4th in runs w/29
    5th in total bases w/70
    Last edited by greengoblinrulz; 07-31-2012 at 11:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    Next 10 gms
    10/38 .263/.317/.342 HR 7rbi 7runs 11k 3bb
    Last 10gms
    11/40 .275/.341/.875 11runs 1double 1triple 7HR 11RBI 10k 4bb

    Season
    40gms
    162ABs .253/.313/.525 33runs 5doubles 3triples 11HR 35RBI 52K 13bb .309RISP
    Tied for first in HR, tied for second in RBI, 7th in slgg but also 2nd in Ks

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    Last 10gms
    11/40 .275/.341/.875 11runs 1double 1triple 7HR 11RBI 10k 4bb

    Season
    40gms
    162ABs .253/.313/.525 33runs 5doubles 3triples 11HR 35RBI 52K 13bb .309RISP
    Tied for first in HR, tied for second in RBI, 7th in slgg but also 2nd in Ks
    So he's a work in progress, is what you're saying.

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    I may be higher on him than others.....but am in LOVE with his power potential. Cannot wait till next yr to see if he's legit

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    He's going to strikeout a ton, but man, can he hit the ball a long way! Very intriguing power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    I may be higher on him than others.....but am in LOVE with his power potential. Cannot wait till next yr to see if he's legit
    I agree.

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    Is he playing only OF? Or is he splitting time there and at 1B?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    He's going to strikeout a ton, but man, can he hit the ball a long way! Very intriguing power.
    Which I can live with, but a kid striking out this often against short season competition isn't a good sign.

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    last 10 gms (50 total now)...9/37 .270/.325/.541 9runs double 3HR 7rbi 13K 3bb 3/3sb's

    Now leads lg outright in HRs w/ 14, tied for 2nd in RBI w/ 42, tied for 3rd in slgg w/ .528 but 2nd in Ks with 65

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    final numbers
    58gms 232ABs .250/.310/.496 44runs 7doubles 4triples 14HR 45RBI 76K 19bb 4/4sb's
    Tied for first in HRs
    2nd in Ks
    4th in RBI/Runs
    Tied 6th in triples
    7th in slgg
    Last edited by greengoblinrulz; 08-30-2012 at 04:43 PM.

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    http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp...=.jsp&sid=l120

    MILB Top Offensive Player in the Post Season for Appalachian League
    Seemed to figure it out at the right time.
    Appalachian League
    Adam Walker, Elizabethton
    (.375/.483/.792, 6 G, 9-for-24, 1 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 3 SB)
    After a slow start, Walker finished the regular season tied for the league lead with 14 home runs. He didn't let up in the playoffs, going deep three more times (and swiping three bases, one shy of his regular-season total) and driving in seven runs in the E-Twins' run to the title. A third-round pick in the 2012 Draft, Walker had hits in each of Elizabethton's six games and fell a triple shy of the cycle in its playoff opener, a 4-0 win at Danville.

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